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Lexington, All About Education....

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

On yesterday's chilly and cloudy Tuesday I visited a friends store in Lexington. All About Education is a familiar place to teachers, but should be known by parents too.

Located on West Second Ave this store has been a staple for many teachers. Six years ago Toby and Cindy Prince saw a need for an educational store. After buying a home in Lexington they decided this would be a perfect location for the store. They enlisted help from Kay Mathis who was a retired teacher and Cindy's mother.

Most days you will find Toby and Kay in the store ready to help customers. They offer a HUGE range of products. Most are centered on education, but the hands on play area is what brings in the smaller customers. Those small customers are happy to see that All About Education carries the popular brand of toys from "Melissa and Doug". New products are shipped directly to the store. Toby says that they carry the largest selection of these toys in the area.

Be sure to get a rewards card when shopping. This incentive gives you cash towards your next shopping trip once the card is full. Who wouldn't like an extra $20.00?

These little erasers are a big hit with kids. Made by Iwako, they feature interchangeable parts and cost only $1.00.

This colorful store is sure to offer something for all parents, teachers and grandparents. The educational resources help children through eighth grade, but the toys and games are fun for all ages.

I have a tendency to gravitate towards the toys and fun stuff, but be assured that this store is bursting at the seams with booklets, flash cards, wall charts, reading materials, and everything you need to promote academic growth.

To find out more about All About Education visit them online:

The store is open from 10:00-6:00 Monday through Friday, and from 10:00-4:00 on Saturdays. They are open extra hours during all uptown Lexington shopping events. Remember to keep this fun store in mind next time your child needs help learning or has earned a treat.

Happy Wednesday!

2 Responses to “Lexington, All About Education....”

  1. Wow that store looks amazing! I can't wait to check it out with my daughter.

    While on the topic of educational resources, it would be awesome if there was some kind of online iframed app that students could use to help them gather resources and then track them.

    This isn't necessarily a new idea, many schools offer similar tools, but they're computer based instead of internet based - meaning, you can't access the tool from anywhere at any time like you could if you had an online app.

    There's already a similar app for businesses:

    Just an idea, sure it could be helpful for students, professors and many others.


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